Date: Thursday 10 October 2024

Time: 10am – 4pm  

Price: £70.00 including materials

Categories: Workshop

No previous experience required

In this friendly, relaxed workshop you will learn about the various mosaic materials and techniques of cutting and laying tesserae.  You will make a 20cmsq panel on board with a choice of vitreous glass and matt porcelain mosaic tile, using tile cutters in a safe and productive way..

You may bring a simple design which Joanna will help you adapt for mosaic, use our stunning garden as inspiration, or use one of Joanna’s many tried and tested template design.  Grouting will be demonstrated but you will need to complete this at home – grout and full instructions included. The completed mosaic will be water and heat proof on the mosaic surface.

During the day be sure to take time to see the shelter at the bottom of the museum garden. The floor is made from tesserae that was excavated from the site of a Roman Villa in Tarrant Hinton. The roof tiles are from the same villa.

The Museum Tearoom will be open from 10am-4pm to purchase refreshments and light lunches.

Please bring a pencil, ruler and rubber if you can, although there will be some to loan on the day.

Joanna is a Wiltshire based mosaic artist with a BA in Fine Art from Winchester School of Art and has been making mosaics since 1988. visit to see examples of her work

Cancellation Policy

Minimum Bookings: In order for this workshop to go ahead we must have a minimum of 6 people booked on to it. We will let you know two weeks beforehand if this is the case. In the unlikely event that we have to cancel, you will be offered a full refund.

Workshop bookings are non-refundable. You may transfer a ticket to another person for the date you have booked, but please let us  know their details by emailing [email protected] in advance.

Museum of East Dorset reserve the right to cancel the workshop at any time. In the event of cancellation, due to government imposed Covid-restrictions or any other purpose,  we will endeavour to re-arrange for a future date. Alternatively, a full refund will be given.

This is a fundraising event and all profits go towards the running of the museum


Out of stock – if you wish to be added to the waiting list please email [email protected]